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Woman arrested during domestic situation

A Burr Oak-area woman was arrested on a number of charges over the weekend after allegedly attempting to run over her boyfriend while a child was inside the vehicle. State police said troopers were dispatched around 5 p.m. Sunday to Maple Lane in Burr Oak Township regarding a domestic situation. Upon arrival, troopers saw the 31-year-old woman was attempting to …

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Three families make adoptions official

St. Joseph County Probate Court Judge David Tomlinson had the pleasure Monday of making official the adoption of six children to three different families as part of the 14th annual “Michigan Adoption Day.” Michigan Adoption Day is staged annually around Thanksgiving with the theme, “Giving thanks for families.” The celebration spotlights the joys of adoption and encourages more families to …

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Boy injured in gas can explosion

Three Rivers firefighters and rescue responded Saturday to an incident involving a gasoline can that exploded and injured a Three Rivers boy. Authorities were summoned around 10 a.m. to the area of Enterprise Drive and Lovers Lane, where the victim and a friend were attempting to ignite a fire with gasoline from a can. The can, however, exploded during the …

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Centreville students donate Thanksgiving dinners

The sixth-grade class at Centreville Elementary School showed it learned from a “Character Counts” session on compassion. The group of 60 students Monday assembled seven boxes, each containing enough food for a full Thanksgiving dinner. The recipients, all Centreville families, picked up the donated boxes later in the day. The project was spearheaded by school counselor Diana Kamphues and involved …

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Damaged bridge sign replaced

The latest incident of damage to the Langley Covered Bridge overhead sign occurred the last week of October, when the driver of a box truck disregarded the numerous advance warnings about height restrictions. The southbound vehicle struck the overhead sign arched over the north end of the covered bridge causeway. Road commission manager Chris Minger said the vehicle struck the …

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Two arrested on drug charges

Investigators from Michigan State Police were called last week to an incident initially reported to the St. Joseph County Child Protective Services. Troopers said the incident unfolded around 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Spartan Motel in Three Rivers, where a report was taken regarding meth activity in a room also occupied by two children. A CPS worker and state police …

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